Family Friendly Punting

Being a Family Run business it's important to us that our Cambridge Punting tours are family friendly.

We offer our best rates for both private and shared tours before 11 am when the river is at its quietest. In addition, we have just introduced our family ticket making our shared tours more affordable for those with children.

Family Friendly Punting in Cambridge

There are 2 options for your Cambridge punting tour with us; A private tour or a shared tour.

For private tours, we would recommend booking before 11am when we offer the best value tickets and when the river is at its quietest (and coolest on a hot day).

For shared tours, we have introduced a family ticket for up to 6 people – with a maximum of 2 adults (over 18’s) in the group. These tickets represent great value for money, again with us offering the best rates for our morning tours departing before 11am.

Our tours last for approxiamtely 50 minutes and are return trips along the backs. During the tour there is plenty to see to keep children of all ages entertained and engaged. Some of the sights you will see during your tour include the Bridge of Sighs, Kings College Chapel and The Wren Library. In addition, the river is a great place to spot wildlife including ducks, swans and herons. The ducks are often a highlight when children come punting with us! Don’t forget the duck food.

Chauffeured Punting with the Kids

At Let’s Go Punting, being parents with small children ourselves we love welcoming families and children on board.

We have life jackets available for children should you wish to request one (in advance with our office team) but they are not required as chauffeured punting is an extremely safe activity.  We use large wide beam punts with a seating capacity of 12 passengers. These boats are very stable and will not tip over, therefore as long as your children remain seated with their hands and feet inside the punt they will be completely safe.

Children under 1 are classified as babes in arms and whilst not being included in the head count they are very welcome. Prams & Buggys can be left at our check-in (at your own risk).

You are very welcome to bring your own food & drinks on board and prams & strollers can be left at our meeting point.

We are delighted to be a Twinkl Top Attraction for 2021.

Check our their Family Staycation Guide for fantastic ideas of things to do with the kids this summer. Head over to our listing to download the fab resource pack they have designed especially for your punting tour with us. There is a wordsearcha nd colouring activity for younger children and a Cambridge Quiz and drawing activity for older children. Activities can be completed on board or after your punting tour.

Book Your Family Punting Tour

Family Friendly Punting Booking
Select your tour type:
  • Low Season (Oct-March)
  • High Season (Apr-June &Sept)
  • Peak Season (Easter, June-Sept)
Private Tour Weekday Weekend
Up to 12 people
£89-£99
£89-£119
Up to 6 people
£79-£89
£79-£99
Up to 2 people
£79
£79-£99
Weekday
Up to 12
£89-£99
Up to 6
£79-£89
Up to 2
£79
Weekend
Up to 12
£89-£119
Up to 6
£79-£99
Up to 2
£79-£99

Select early departures for the best rates.

Low season dates: 1st October – 31st March.

Private Tour Weekday Weekend
Up to 12 people
£99-£119
£119-£149
Up to 6 people
£89-£109
£109-£129
Up to 2 people
£79-£99
£99-£119
Weekday
Up to 12
£99-£119
Up to 6
£89-£109
Up to 2
£79-£99
Weekend
Up to 12
£119-£149
Up to 6
£109-£129
Up to 2
£99-£119

High season dates: 1st April – 15th June (excluding Easter holidays) & 16th – 30th of September.

Select early & late departures for the best rates.

Private Tour Weekday Weekend
Up to 12 people
£109-£139
£129-£169
Up to 6 people
£99-£119
£119-£159
Up to 2 people
£89-£109
£109-£149
Weekday
Up to 12
£99-£119
Up to 6
£89-£109
Up to 2
£79-£99
Weekend
Up to 12
£119-£149
Up to 6
£109-£129
Up to 2
£99-£119

Peak season dates: Easter Holidays and 16th of June – 15th of September.

Select early & late departures for the best rates.

Private Tour Weekday Weekend
Up to 12 people
£89-£99
£89-£119
Up to 6 people
£79-£89
£79-£99
Up to 2 people
£79
£79-£99
Weekday
Up to 12
£89-£99
Up to 6
£79-£89
Up to 2
£79
Weekend
Up to 12
£89-£119
Up to 6
£79-£99
Up to 2
£79-£99

Select early departures for the best rates.

Low season dates: 1st October – 31st March.

Private Tour Weekday Weekend
Up to 12 people
£99-£119
£119-£149
Up to 6 people
£89-£109
£109-£129
Up to 2 people
£79-£99
£99-£119
Weekday
Up to 12
£99-£119
Up to 6
£89-£109
Up to 2
£79-£99
Weekend
Up to 12
£119-£149
Up to 6
£109-£129
Up to 2
£99-£119

High season dates: 1st April – 15th June (excluding Easter holidays) & 16th – 30th of September.

Select early & late departures for the best rates.

Private Tour Weekday Weekend
Up to 12 people
£99-£119
£119-£149
Up to 6 people
£89-£109
£109-£129
Up to 2 people
£79-£99
£99-£119
Weekday
Up to 12
£109-£139
Up to 6
£99-£119
Up to 2
£89-£109
Weekend
Up to 12
£119-£149
Up to 6
£109-£129
Up to 2
£99-£119

Peak season dates: Easter Holidays and 16th of June – 15th of September.

Select early & late departures for the best rates.

Know Before You Go

Tours are booked for a specific time. Late arrival will result in a missed or shortened tour.

You will receive a text message 5 minutes before your departure time – to aid social distancing please do not come to our check in until you have received this message.

You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks on board.

Tours booked online are paid for in full at the time of booking. If you would prefer to pay a 30% deposit with the balance due 2 weeks before the booking date please CONTACT US.

Once confirmed, bookings can be amended subject to availability. Tours go ahead in poor weather. More information including cancellation policy can be found here: Terms & Conditions.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Being an outdoor activity is in our favour with regards to COVID-19 transmission. Despite this the following measures are stating in place for the 2021 season.

  • Boat sides and cushions are cleaned between each tour.
  • Shard tour bookings are for an entire row or section. Depending on group size you may be seated opposite another group (minimum face to face distance 1.5 metres).
  • No Queueing – Specific departure times booked in advance and SMS departure alerts.
  • Tour available on an app with free download code (if required).